I am Associate Professor in journalism in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, MFJ, at Monash University. My roles in the school are Deputy Head of Journalism and Director of the MA courses in Journalism, Journalism and International Relations and our double MA with Warwick university, UK, in Journalism and International Studies. I teach Journalism Law and Ethics and Journalism In Society at undergraduate and post graduate levels and supervise honours, Masters and PhD students. My main research areas are Freedom of Information, access to information and media accountability, journalism ethics and reporting climate change and the environment.
I will also supervise post graduate students in the following areas:
- Information access and WikiLeaks
- Freedom of speech and public interest issues
- Business and financial reporting
- Political reporting
- Reporting climate change
- Reporting war and conflict
This blog describes my research and will also contain analysis and comment pieces related to my areas of interest. In the publications menu you will find some of my journal articles in full text version and links to those available on-line. You will find my full research profile here.
- The ABC’s chief economics correspondent, Emma Alberici, did her job the other day. She wrote a well-researched analysis piece investigating whether the Turnbull government’s proposed company tax ... Read more
- My latest piece in The Conversation on the proposed federal bill on foreign interference and espionage. Australia is a world leader in passing the most amendments ... Read more
- Our book assessing the impact of anti-terror, secrecy and surveillance laws on in-depth public interest journalism since September 11, 2001, is now announced on Anthem ... Read more
- In the July edition, 2017, of the Australian Journalism Review one section of the journal was dedicated to discussion papers on how journalism research in ... Read more
- Drawing on the Journalism Education Research Association Australia’s submission (that I contributed to) I outline in my latest piece for The Conversation how and why ... Read more
- Market based journalism is failing public interest journalism. It’s time for governments to consider how public interest journalism should be supported. Otherwise we risk ending ... Read more
- Australian Journalism Review – Vol 38 Issue 1 (Jul 2016) with Steve Lillebuen and Philip Chubb This study examines the media’s practice of revealing the names of ... Read more